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Chaman Nahal Sahitya Akademi Award Awarded In 1977

Chaman Nahal

Chaman Nahal

Award Name : Sahitya Akademi Award

Year of Award : 1977

Award for : Literature

Location : Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan


Chaman Nahal commonly known as C Nahal, also known as Chaman Nahal Azadi, is an Indian born writer of English literature. He is widely considered as one of the best exponents of Indian writing in English and is known for his work, Azadi, which is set on India's Independence and her partition. He is also known for his depiction of Mahatama Gandhi as a complex character with human failings. Chaman Nahal was born in Sialkot, in pre-Independence India, a province in the present day Pakistan, in 1927. After having his school education locally, he did his master's in English at University of Delhi in 1948. He continued his education as a British Council Scholar at University of Nottingham (1959–61) and obtained a PhD in English in 1961. During his education, he worked as lecturer (1949–1962). In 1962, he joined Rajasthan University, Jaipur as reader in English. The next year, he moved to New Delhi as professor of English at the University of New Delhi. He was a Fulbright fellow of Princeton University, New Jersey and served as various universities in the United States, Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, Canada and North Korea as visiting lecturer. He was also a fellow at Cambridge College in 1991 and worked as columnist for the Indian Express, writing a column, Talking about Books from 1966 to 1973.In 1977, he received the Sahitya Academy Award. He died on November 29, 2013 in New Delhi, India.


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